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Beware of fire ants floating in floodwaters

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While National Geographic describes the ant raft as an "evasive action", that's probably a more apt description of what a human should do when they see this flotilla of pain headed their way. Fire ants are also sporadically encountered in Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri. Rubber boots, rain gear and cuffed gloves can help prevent ants from reaching the skin. Read More »

Grass fire in Vallejo burns 'multiple' homes

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Vallejo Fire tweeted out that the fire was progressing from eastbound I-80 in Sonoma to Glen Cove. Four homes on Barington Drive at Bayhurst Drive were minimally affected by the fire. The City of Vallejo activated its Emergency Operations Center during the fire. Firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fairfield, Cordelia, Vacaville, Benicia, Crockett and American Canyon, along with air units, responded to the four-alarm fire, the city announced. Read More »

New Apple store's roof looks like a giant MacBook Air

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They are generally made of glass and fancy lighting, with full prominence to the Apple products inside the store. And it's not simply a brick and mortar roof shaped to resemble the MacBook. The walls of the store are all strong glass, 14 to 32 feet high and measuring half-inch, which is protected by an additional layer of thick laminated glass. Read More »

Xbox Insider Hub comes to Windows 10 in beta

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If you're not an Xbox Insider, you can join the program now and use this app. Bing search is also built into Whiteboard, enabling users to search for Creative Commons images without leaving the app. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Spotify for Windows 10 is available for download via the Windows Store. In other words: People read The Wall Street Journal on devices for the most part, and for those who prefer to do so on a PC, the website works. Read More »

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency on Wednesday, Nihat Zeybekci said that Turkey will continue to help Qatar with the hope that the Gulf crisis will end soon. It depends on neighboring countries for food, trade, and travel. According to the document seen by AP, Qatar is being asked to shut down diplomatic posts in Iran, expel any members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and only conduct trade with Iran that complies with U.S. Read More »

Ce qu'il faut retenir du nouveau gouvernement — Remaniement

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Edouard Philippe et Emmanuel Macron à l'Élysée le 23 mai 2017. Ainsi, la juriste Nicole Belloubet a été nommée ministre de la Justice à la place de François Bayrou . Si Édouard Philippe a d'ores et déjà annoncé que le projet de réforme de la loi Travail sera bouclé en septembre, ce n'est pas l'unique dossier sur lequel va plancher le gouvernement et le calendrier est serré. Read More »

Imagination Tech, Spurned by Apple, Now Up for Sale

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News of the group sale helped Imagination shares rally 16.4% by closing. Today, the British firm announced that it has put itself up for sale. It later announced it was looking to sell its MIPS and Ensigma operations - focused on embedded processors and connectivity respectively. Read More »

Erdogan congratulates new Saudi crown prince

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Mohammed bin Salman , 31 has been appointed as the kingdom's deputy prime minister and will retain his position as defense minister. Erdoğan and the crown prince also agreed "to increase efforts to end tension over Qatar ", the sources said, according to state-run Anadolu Agency. Read More »

Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

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But, to quote Taylor Swift, they're not out of the woods yet. In fact, according to a report in Vox , the main takeaway of the special elections held in 2017 is that the Republicans are in trouble. However, as one might expect under a historically unpopular Republican president, the special elections also revealed unrealized potential for Democratic gains. Read More »

USA shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

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THE UNITED STATES is committed to defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , but as that goal nears realization, another strategic question looms: What security order will replace it, and which of the outside powers enmeshed in the region will stand behind that order? On June 8, the U.S. Read More »

June 26 is a public holiday - Interior Ministry

Spokesperson for MAM, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika, said: "Eid is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar". This year, Ramadan began on May 27 and will last until Saturday, June 24, in accordance with the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia. Read More »

All Blacks skipper Read in line to face Lions - Foster

We have not been getting the wins but we have been putting ourselves into positions to win and win comfortably. The Chiefs put the penalty to the corner, only for CJ Stander to force a choke tackle at the maul. Daly said he was happy with how creative the Lions were in their final tour match before the opening All Blacks clash. The New Zealand-native should have had another when Tommy Seymour broke through the gain lane to set up what looked like a certain try, but the Scot's woeful pass ... Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers select Fultz with number one overall pick

You could draft a player that is not planning on coming over from overseas, an global player that you could potentially leave over for a year or two. There is no more wondering what the Celtics or the Lakers are going to do. And Sixers fans can continue do what they always do when something breaks their way: thank Hinkie. Read More »

CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Though the bill keeps the hotly debated taxpayer subsidies in place for those who purchase an insurance plan through the Obamacare marketplace, it changes the criteria that determines whether an enrollee is eligible for a subsidy. The Congressional Budget Office projected the House health-care plan would cost SC $ 2 billion over the next 10 years, Berkowitz said , estimating the Senate plan could cost even more . Read More »

Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering

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Courts have rejected district election maps on grounds they were drawn outlandishly to disadvantage minority voters. The high court will review a lower court decision that said Wisconsin's Republican Legislature redrew district maps so much to their advantage that they were unconstitutional. Read More »

Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble

McConnell said Democrats chose not to help frame the bill. Democrats have blasted the Senate bill, with some calling it "meaner". The bill would end Obama's tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance - effectively ending the so-called individual mandate - and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their workers. Read More »

Les grands travaux du nouveau gouvernement — Remaniement

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La nouvelle équipe compte aussi six nouveaux secrétaires d'État , eux aussi sans affectation précise, qui seront, selon l'Élysée , " adjoints " des ministres auprès desquels ils sont affectés. Membre du MoDem, Geneviève Darrieussecq devient secrétaire d'Etat auprès de la ministre des Armées . Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne / © France 3 Bourgogne C'est le candidat le plus sérieux à un ministère , celui dont le nom revient le plus et qui était déjà annoncé pour ... Read More »

Has Goldie just revealed Banksy's true identity?

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Speaking on Scroobius Pip's weekly Distraction Pieces podcast which aired on Tuesday, Goldie went on a rant about how the art world has cashed in on Banksy and graffiti, despite the art form remaining tarred with a bad name, and named the artist as Robert. Read More »

Des Bourguignons au gouvernement Philippe II — Remaniement

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C'est pareil pour Nathalie Loiseau , ancienne patronne de l'ENA désormais chargée des Affaires européennes. Jacques Mézard cède l'agriculture pour reprendre la Cohésion des Territoires après le départ de Richard Ferrand . Ce remaniement post-législatives, qu'on annonçait " technique " est ainsi devenu large et très politique . La nouvelle équipe comprend 19 ministres , dont deux ministres d'État, et 10 secrétaires d'État , contre 18 ministres et quatre secrétaires ... Read More »

US Senate Unveils Health Care Bill

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It has come under widespread criticism from Democrats and helped prompt some moderate House Republicans to vote against the measure. Dean Heller, R, who is up for reelection in 2018. "Only this wolf has even sharper teeth than the House bill". Pearson said those subsidies will be smaller than under current law. States could not get exemptions to Obama's prohibition against charging higher premiums for some people with pre-existing medical conditions, but the subsidies would be lower, Pearson ... Read More »

Compromise talks on Ohio budget start Thursday

After July 1, 2018, no new enrollees would be accepted and those who dropped off the program by finding better employment would be unable to re-enroll. John Kasich pushed through and continues to vocally support. The Senate Finance Committee added an amendment Tuesday that would extend Medicaid expansion for just one more year. Read More »